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New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

Sports
The New York Giants reportedly view Penn State running back Saquon Barkley as a near-perfect prospect. The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reported, citing an NFL scout, that Barkley is a better player than Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. Per Schwartz, Barkley is a "far superior pass catcher" who has "absolutely no character issues or concerns." The Giants own the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "I thought all along this is the guy Dave [Gettleman, Giants general manager] wants," said a national NFL scout who knows Gettleman, per the newspaper. "And he might get him, if Cleveland is dumb enough not to take him at No. 1." USC quarterback Sam Darno...
A pint of view: What do farmers think about Brexit?

A pint of view: What do farmers think about Brexit?

Science
What do the farmers out in the field, in the dairy and in the milking parlour think about Brexit? No-one knows what's around the corner for the dairy industry.Specific negotiations over a future trade deal haven't even started. Some experts predict oblivion; others see opportunity. So let's start with what we do know: the state of the industry 20 years ago, and what it's like today.The number of dairy farmers has shrunk dramatically: In 1996 there were around 35,000. Now there are around 13,000 - a drop of almost two-thirds. Farms are getting bigger: The average herd size was 75 cows and now it's 140. And as for the cost of a pint: back in 1996 it was 36 pence, now it's 43 pence - and many farmers say it's too low.So how do those working in the industry feel about what the next 20 years ...